When You're Scared to Jump

When You're Scared to Jump

She stood on the top rung of the ladder at the deep end of the pool with her little life jacket on, working up the courage to jump in. I stood on my tip toes in the water just feet from her with my arms up, ready to catch her. But I wasn’t close enough. In fact I’m sure that in her 4-year-old perspective I might as well have been standing on the other side of the pool.

“Auntie, come closer.”

“You’ll be fine. I’ll catch you and you have your life jacket on.”

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